Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj was the Founder CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI). He was also the Founder Director of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). His career in ICT of nearly 40 years includes several positions and different roles: Global Head, Information Risk Management Consulting Practice, Tata Consultancy Services; Dy CCA, Department of Electronics and IT for establishing techno-legal framework for public key infrastructure. Presently, he is Mentor Professor of Cyber Security at NIIT University, India.

Bajaj established DSCI as the lead agency in data security, privacy protection, and cybersecurity, with its footprint in India and abroad. He led the development of best practices in security and privacy; authored several important policy papers on security, privacy protection, cybersecurity, Internet governance, cyberspace as global commons, cyber crimes and international treaties. He writes in the national media on these matters.

As a member of several government committees on cybersecurity, Internet governance, privacy law, security education, and cyber forensics he has contributed to the making of policies. He was a member of the committee that drafted the Privacy Bill.

Bajaj holds a Ph.D. in Physics from McMaster University, Canada in 1976, and a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Delhi in 1971. He is a Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow at the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.

He has actively contributed to all EWI conferences on global cooperation in cyberspace, since 2010. His areas of interest include Internet governance, privacy and surveillance, and law enforcement in cyberspace. 


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